Monday, April 18, 2011

Hawaii Electronic Liens and Titles

Hawaii is unique among US states (and territories) by not having a state-wide Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Each county handles their own DMV responsibilities, including titling vehicles and recording liens. Honolulu County has by far the largest population and number of vehicles AND its own Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) program.

DDI continues to accept applications for participation in Honolulu's Electronic Lien and Title program. Honolulu does require that lienholders already have liens on record. To sign up, please visit to complete the application form. There is no sign up or participation fee.

Image above is from an op-ed with a curiously appropriate title: "Hawaii should play larger role in title race".